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Barnsley Baby Murdered By Father

Tuesday December 17 2013


Michael Beaumont Michael Beaumont


A BARNSLEY father has been found guilty of murdering his baby.

Michael Carl Beaumont, of Chapel Street, Hoyland, was found guilty by a jury on December 17 following a six-week trial at Sheffield Crown Court.

During the trial, the court heard how Beaumont had claimed that his son, Kadan, had been knocked over by the family dog in order to disguise the horrific injuries that he had inflicted upon the 11-month-old.

Emergency services were called to the family home in Hoyland at 10am on September 28, 2011, following reports that Kadan had been unwell after being knocked over by the dog the day before.

Kadan was taken to Barnsley Hospital and later transported to Sheffield Children’s Hospital where he died.

Also standing trial was Kadan’s mother, Helen Barnes, 28, of Chapel Street, Hoyland. She was found guilty of neglect.

Evidence was shown in court that Barnes received a picture of Kadan’s injuries from Beaumont. The jury concluded that she wilfully neglected Kadan in a manner likely to cause unnecessary suffering or injury to health.

The pair are due to be sentenced on December 18 at Sheffield Crown Court.

DCI Sean Middleton, who led the investigation, said: "This is a shocking case of violence from a parent, which sadly resulted in the death of an innocent young child.

"By blaming the family dog, Beaumont attempted to cover his horrific actions, but the evidence surrounding the cause of Kadan’s death, provided by expert pathologists, was overwhelming.

"Beaumont claimed that Kadan had been knocked over by the dog the day before, however, experts concluded that Kadan had died from head injuries that were likely to have been sustained only an hour before emergency services were called.

"This has been a particularly distressing case for all concerned and hopefully the end of this trial will bring some closure to the rest of Kadan’s family.

"I would like to thank the community of Hoyland for their help and support during this investigation."

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Reply Posted by localmum on Tuesday December 17 2013 at 16:17
Awful, awful story!!! Poor baby, never stood a chance, RIP. Justice cant ever be done for something this terrible:(

Reply Posted by gail on Tuesday December 17 2013 at 20:57
they should be hung

Reply Posted by Wendy on Tuesday December 17 2013 at 16:18
SCUM!!!! They should get LIFE BOTH of them.

Reply Posted by ??????? on Tuesday December 17 2013 at 16:21
Poor little baby hope he burns in hell for this


Reply Posted by Gaynor on Tuesday December 17 2013 at 16:36
When will these monsters realise that these little people cannot be used as punchbags? If you cant cope with them then phone social services and ask them to find someone who can. It takes guts to admit you cant cope but animals who beat and abuse their children are nothing but cowards. Wont stand up to the likes of me but will throw their weight about with a poor defenceless child. RIP little one xxx

Reply Posted by sad on Tuesday December 17 2013 at 16:37
she also needs to suffer in prison not just a suspended sentence. she sould have stopped this from happening.

Reply Posted by Big boys will get you on Tuesday December 17 2013 at 16:43
A similar case like this happened in Bradford, the guilty man was found dead in his cell after only a few weeks in HMP.It was 2 lifers who finished the scumbag..RIP little one you are in safe hands now!

Reply Posted by Keith on Tuesday December 17 2013 at 16:43
This country has gone too soft. These people and their kind know there is no fearful deterrent for crime anymore. No matter what the crime is. I hope every night for the rest of their scummy little lives are haunted by the face and the cries of that poor little innocent soul.

Reply Posted by col on Tuesday December 17 2013 at 16:44
He looks a weirdo, people like this need hanging, us taxpayers shouldn't have to feed scum like this in jail, I hope he dies of a long nasty illness

Reply Posted by col on Tuesday December 17 2013 at 16:45
They should make the girl be sterilised so she can't have children again the sick individual

Reply Posted by Raymond on Tuesday December 17 2013 at 17:05
Put the bastards on 24 hour watch make sure they don't put them selfs out of their misery. Suffer you horrible oxygen thieves.

Reply Posted by Rob on Tuesday December 17 2013 at 17:09
No doubt the scumbag will hide on protection in prison they should bring capital punishment back for scum like this.

Reply Posted by Rubydoo on Tuesday December 17 2013 at 17:27
Capital punishment for the pair of them, she's as bad as him for letting it happen.
Failing that, LIFE sentences, no protection from other inmates, so a good hiding every day, and every day living in fear and misery.

Reply Posted by me.x on Tuesday December 17 2013 at 17:30
I'm sure she worked at either a school or nursery. She best lose her job too I wunt wnt her lookin after my kids.

Reply Posted by kim on Tuesday December 17 2013 at 17:35
Yes she worked at a school but a criminal record will stop her from working with kids ever again..

Reply Posted by sid on Tuesday December 17 2013 at 17:33
I'm against the death sentence,but I would willingly do the deed my self to the pair of them. Hope they rot,the problem is of course,they will lose their freedom,but their life in jail will no doubt be better than the life they would have made for themselves. Its time for a total turn around in sentences in these kind of cases.

Reply Posted by lee b on Tuesday December 17 2013 at 19:39
whats point in the death sentence thats just a easy way out this crap will suffer

Reply Posted by faye on Tuesday December 17 2013 at 22:34
The evil bastards need more thn lockin up wish i was a prison officer ad chuffin make every minuite of there lives HELL

Reply Posted by adrian on Wednesday December 18 2013 at 07:42
Pure evil...i hope he suffers unending punishment in jail..see how he likes to tortured...sadly this evil piece of shit wont be the last evil coward to hurt a child

Reply Posted by zoey on Wednesday December 18 2013 at 09:32
I think its disgusting what the so called parents did to that poor baby. People like that shouldn't deserve kids. people like that boil my skin there should get what there did to that poor baby r.i.p baby gods been given another angle

Reply Posted by Mandi Wynn on Wednesday December 18 2013 at 09:58
People like these 2 would never admit they didnt want or care for the child because then they wouldnt have the money the child provided for them.there are dozens of kids in his position .not being cared for.its a sad fact. You only have to walk in the streets .take your kids to school.or shop in your local supermarket.to here the vile way some people speak to their kids.these days.we critisise social services and the police for nit doing their jobs.when in reality if you look around at how some people not only physically but verbally abuse their children.what can anyone do.I hope this poor baby rests in peace.and one can only hope someone gets hold of this pathetic pair and does the same to them.snd as fir the extended family. Shame on yiu.

Reply Posted by Believer of Bob on Wednesday December 18 2013 at 12:18
wat a messed up world we live in, think its time human rights were taken from scum like these bring back capital punishment,

Reply Posted by fuming on Wednesday December 18 2013 at 14:53
Why does our society and policy's allow scum of the earth to even have children???? I will never understand how people whom are known for being on heroin, other drugs, never worked and generally unfit to breath oxygen, can be allowed to take these babies home from hospital after giving birth????? beyond me what kind of idiots are running this country...

Reply Posted by Me. on Friday December 20 2013 at 20:44
Reading this absolutely breaks my heart. To think anyone is capable of harming a baby, especially their own, is completely mind-boggling! Unfortunately another beautiful little baby loses their life through the cruel acts of 'human beings' and Social Services failing to see clear signs of abuse and neglect.
I hope you're now at peace little boy.


Rest in Peace x